Wednesday, January 30, 2013

J-S comment of the year?

From the comments section of the Journal-Sentinel story that reveals Gogebic Taconite and their lobbyists wrote the mining bill. Take it away, "SlackJawed."
You kind of seem to think that the fact a corporation has a role in drafting a piece of legislation is "News." Pardon me, but it is well known that corporations are people, my friend. Corporations originate, direct and monitor every single piece of legislation in our new, improved, exciting system. "Citizens United" ensured and enshrined this role for them. Were you aware that making laws is the single most profitable line item, in terms of net annual ROI, on any corporation's list of assets?

Of COURSE Gogebic Taconite has a "role" in drafting the legislation that, nominally, would "regulate" it. Hahahahahaha. My goodness, haven't you been paying attention? While we're on this sort of topic, and I'm taking the time to shine a light on a few items for you, I wonder if you've made the acquaintance of our new best friend, ALEC? ALEC is a helpful sort who provides the new crop of mouth-breathing ideologue legislators, governors and their boards of director with handy paint-by-numbers "laws" drafted by Corporations for the benefit of, well, Corporations.

Ordinarily you're at least somewhat alert, Journal Sentinel. Perhaps you missed all of this, somehow, while you were busily writing editorials indicating your support for Scott Walker.


A Faithful Reader
Thank you sir. Those of us in the know can see how the Journal-Sentinel is willfully ignorant of this clear pattern of cronyism over the last 2 years, and that they're not on our side. But it never hurts to remind others.

It is quite rich how the Journal-Sentinel is shocked, SHOCKED that the Wisconsin GOP would be this openly corrupt. Especially when Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald admitted Gogebic and WMC wrote a similar failed mining bill last year!

I love our how state's media only decides to dig into these things this late in the game. It gives them the out of "well, we reported on it," when the inevitable failure seeps in, but it's done in such a half-assed way that it usually doesn't stop the bad actions from being passed. Sort of the best of both worlds for JournalComm, they don't take on risk and involvement of breaking a story and pissing people (and their advertisers) off. But they still can say they "did their job," even when they really didn't.

Cool deal, huh?

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